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Registration invited for webinar on "Protecting the Ocean’s Most Important Places: Progress towards protecting 10% of the ocean by 2020 and what comes next?" July 05,2020   |  Source: WEF

The global community has enshrined targets for area-based conservation in the ocean, namely through Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 under the CBD and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.5, both maturing in 2020. These targets have catalyzed enormous political commitment, public awareness and action at multiple levels, resulting in important progress being made in the past few years, but gaps remain for their full achievement by the end of the year.

At the same time, emerging science is telling us that greater ambition and action are needed in the next decade if we are to safeguard global biodiversity and ensure that the ocean can continue to support us.

We have a major opportunity ahead to enshrine a new global target that can live up to the ambition needed to ensure a healthy and productive ocean: the adoption of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework that the 15th Conference of the Parties of CBD is set to agree upon in 2021.

Co-organized by the Friends of Ocean Action and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this webinar aims to provide an update on progress towards achieving the 10% target of SDG 14.5, and stimulate a discussion on ambition for a new global target for ocean protection to 2030. It will also provide an opportunity to

 

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